Jeff Striegel

Screw
College

A guide to finding success, and a rewarding and fulfilling career without college

Screw College: A Guide to Finishing Success and a Rewarding and Fulfilling Career without College Book Cover

About The Book

Most American citizens have been convinced that if college isn’t a part of their children’s path after high school, then they are, by default heading for a minimum wage job slot and very low chances to “make it”. That somehow, without a formal college education, life will somehow be incomplete, and the future is bleak.

This starts at an early age as I recall, my own father began grooming me with this philosophy sometime in elementary school. He always felt blue-collar, non-college-oriented work was a second-class status.

Unfortunately, his comments also were entwined with his feelings of inadequacy as he would also say, “You don’t want to end up like me, we didn’t have the college option when we were young. You have to go to college to make it today.”

This attitude that has been created over the past 50 years, that college is an essential critical part of success in life and that we can’t get ahead without it, has created something far worse in its undertones. That if an individual doesn’t go to college that they, in fact, can’t really be successful, so why even try to get ahead for minimum or low wages? When did it become, go to college or else its working for minimum low-paying menial meaningless jobs for life? The problem with this thought process is that it’s bogus. It’s simply not true.

We are losing tremendous amounts of productivity by allowing this myth to perpetuate itself that, somehow, a college education is the benchmark of success in life for today’s young people. We have the wrong answers to the multiple-choice question we are asking…It isn’t college or else, but rather skilled vs. non-skilled.

I hope this material helps set the stage to build the success you want and desire.

“When did it become, ‘go to college or else it’s working minimum-wage meaningless jobs for life’? The problem with this thought process is that it’s bogus. It’s simply not true.”

The Importance of Getting a Job as a Teen

Instead of thinking ‘college or not,’ think skilled or non-skilled.

What you do while in school is not nearly as important as what you do during those years you are in school…working – newspapers, babysitting, mowing lawns, and helping the elderly.

If you look at most self-made successful people, you will find this one common example: they all started doing some type of work in their early teens, and by the way, it was never about the money. Read Warren Buffet’s multi-billionaires life story, and you’ll see a fine example of this.

Many others’ first job was a paper delivery route, as was mine at 13 years old.

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What’s inside

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Shattering myths behind school and college

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How to have a successful career without college

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The importance of getting a job as a teen

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Famous, successful people who didn't go to college

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Jobs you don't need a college degree for

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What you can do right now to build your skills

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

-Albert Einstein

Some people get an education without going to college. The rest get it after they get out.

-Mark Twain

I didn't go to college at all, any college, and I'm not saying you wasted your time or money, but look at me, I'm a huge celebrity."

-Ellen DeGeneres

“This book will shatter a couple of the big myths, such as school somehow prepares you for life ahead or that college is the only way to have a successful career.”

40 percent of those that start college will drop out before graduating, and another 40 percent of those that graduate will enter a field that has nothing to do with their degree. So, in the end, only 36 percent of those who go to college will graduate and use their degrees.

About the author

Author Jeff Striegel

Jeff Striegel is from a typical blue-collar family that could not envision any career path for him that didn’t include going to college. The problem was he hated school. Jeff had the good fortune to start working at an early age, found his true passion in the workplace, and through learning many life lessons in his teen years went on to build total financial independence in the years ahead.

Jeff’s story is like many people’s stories that they simply don’t like school, and he found more value in learning through life lessons taught in the real world not often found in a textbook.

Famous People Who Dropped Out or Never Went to College

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Billionaire founder of Apple dropped out of college after one semester.

Mark Zuckerburg

Mark Zuckerburg

Billionaire founder of Facebook, dropped out of college after his first year.
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Billionaire pro golfer; dropped out after his second year to turn pro.
Mickael Dell

Mickael Dell

Billionaire founder of Dell; dropped out of college after his first year.
Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Billionaire co-founder of Microsoft; dropped out of college in his second year.
Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

Famous actor dropped out of college two weeks before graduating.
Rachel Ray

Rachel Ray

Successful cooking guru dropped out of college after second year.
Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey

Billionaire founder of Twitter dropped out in his final year of college.
Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

Successful actress dropped out of college after one semester.
Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher

Hugely successful actor and entrepreneur dropped out of college in second year.
Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg

Billionaire director dropped out of college in his last year.
Madonna

Madonna

Hugely successful music career dropped out of college in her first year to pursue dancing career.
Sean Combs

Sean Combs

Billionaire music and TV entrepreneur dropped out of college after his first year.
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Hugely successful music career launched after dropping out of college after first year.
Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

Billionaire fashion icon dropped out of college after his second year.
Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck

Famous chef never went to college.
Jimmy John

Jimmy John

Billionaire who opened his first sub shop after graduating high school.
Diane Hendricks

Diane Hendricks

Billionaire entrepreneur in building supplies never attended college.
Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Left school when he was 16 to become a machine apprentice; the rest is history.
Jay-Z

Jay-Z

Grammy award-winning musician; now worth an estimated $1+ billion. Dropped out at 16.
Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Music industry innovator, now making over $75 million per year. Dropped out at 16.
Richard Branson

Richard Branson

Entrepreneur in several businesses dropped out of school at 14, with an estimated worth in the $3+ billions.
Kirk Kerkorian

Kirk Kerkorian

Megaresort tycoon; dropped out at 14 to pursue amateur boxing when in 8th grade.
Robert DeNiro

Robert DeNiro

Left high school at age of 17 to pursue acting and became a legend.
Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas

Dropped out of school at 15 and went on to be founder of Wendy’s.
Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

Famous actor dropped out at 16 and studied online for his GED.
Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Dropped at of school at 14 to pursue acting.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves

Dropped out of school at 16 after being expelled and then decided to pursue acting.
Harry Styles

Harry Styles

Dropped out of school at 16 to pursue a music career.

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Screw College: A Guide to Finishing Success and a Rewarding and Fulfilling Career without College Book Cover